Round 6: Petrobras makes the only offer of the event

On the morning of Thursday (7), the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) held the 6th round of sharing, that offered five areas, four in the Santos Basin and one in the Campos Basin, total subscription bonus of R$ 7.85 billion.

As in the onerous assignment, Petrobras starred in the auction, with a consortium formed by the state — (80%) and CNODC Brasil (20%), the oil company rounded up the Aram block, with a fixed signing bonus of R$ 5.5 billion.  

With the exception of CNODC, the dispute also did not attract foreign companies. In addition, there was no proposal for the other blocks offered, which included Boommerangue, Cruzeiro do Sul and Southwest of Sagittarius, in the Santos Basin, and Norte de Brava, in the Campos Basin.

For ANP Director General Décio Oddone, the era of billionaire bonuses is ending and that auctions will begin to lose importance: "As far as in which the activity in the pre-salt is maturing, there will occur a natural loss of importance of auctions. Because they start to increase investments and production. It is from there that Brazil will enter the select group of the five largest oil producers in the world," he said.

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